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Old 01-31-2008, 01:07 AM
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Here a weird one. Cleaning patients who have soiled.
Not my most favorite, however I have got great feelings of accomplishment after finishing and seeing that the patient is much more comfortable and thankful for what you just did for them (even the ones in ICU).
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I argue with people. Sometimes just for the fun of it.
Perhaps not what you might call 'nursing' but when I work in secure mental health facility; arguing against everyone elses' more obvious yet oversimplified decisions often puts the cat amongst the pigeons. Sometimes I do it because it's all too easy to lock them up and hide the key.. sometimes because they think it's time for someone to go - when really a child sex offender who won't undertake any form of counsel or intervention - deserves to perhaps hang around a little longer. Last week I argued for a man with acute systems failure (yes, he was being detained in a secure mental health unit) and the nurses and doctors said he shouldn't smoke so they just took his smokes off him. I argued it was his right to kill himself with his lifestyle choices if he so desired.

I argue for the cause.
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I argue with people. Sometimes just for the fun of it.
Perhaps not what you might call 'nursing' but when I work in secure mental health facility; arguing against everyone elses' more obvious yet oversimplified decisions often puts the cat amongst the pigeons. Sometimes I do it because it's all too easy to lock them up and hide the key.. sometimes because they think it's time for someone to go - when really a child sex offender who won't undertake any form of counsel or intervention - deserves to perhaps hang around a little longer. Last week I argued for a man with acute systems failure (yes, he was being detained in a secure mental health unit) and the nurses and doctors said he shouldn't smoke so they just took his smokes off him. I argued it was his right to kill himself with his lifestyle choices if he so desired.

I argue for the cause.
Did he ever get his smokes back?


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Old 02-27-2008, 08:29 AM
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Wound Care: I loved it. I loved working on a huge decub, one of those tunnelling kind, and little by little day by day seeing it heal from the inside out.

I also liked giving injections and drawing blood. I was good at it, and my patients sometimes said, "did you give me my shot already?" that was very satisfying to know that I had learned a skill that was very painful, and made it not so painful. I was good at drawing blood too and starting IVs. I liked being the one who they would call when no one else could get it.

I did my preceptorship in the nursery. I liked giving the babies that first bath and then taking them all bundled up with the little cap on their little heads to their parents. It was just fun.

I also liked the process of caring for people with a high risk of pressure sores. I liked figuring out the best bed for them, the best postioning for them etc. and teaching. I loved teaching my nurses!!!

I still call them "my nurses" because as DON I was responsible for them.
Somedays when the paperwork and budget had me wanting to scream. I would leave my office and go help an LPN give meds, or do all of the FSBS for her or help the CNAs make beds.

I also liked making rounds with the Doctor. Especially when I would catch him not washing his hands. (that was fun)Then he got a little infection control inservice.
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